St. John’s Antigua- The historic inaugural West Indies Cricket Board Under-17 Tournament is scheduled to bowl off in Tobago this Sunday, July 1 with three games.
The six-team tournament will be played from July 1 to 7 and will comprise five rounds and fifteen 50 over matches.
The participating teams are the traditional regional teams: Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago and Windward Islands.
The tournament will be managed by All Sport, a Trinidad based sport management company with several years experience managing cricket events in the West Indies.
“We are delighted to have finally begun our regional Under-17 programme. This tournament is another pillar of our development structure as it offers the young players a bridge between Under-15 and Under-19,” President of the WICB Dr Julian Hunte said.
“We continue, with increasing intensity, the WICB development programme as we ensure that every phase in a cricketer’s life he has meaningful competition which will cause greater levels of preparation, training and development,” Dr Hunte added.
“This Under-17 Tournament now completes a full package of youth development tournaments which we believe will result in better quality cricketers and better quality cricket at all levels.”